Tag: Church History

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Rediscovering the Plot

Each... aspect of the Christian witness speaks to one facet of the totality of Christ’s kingdom reign. Each provides a complimentary narrative in the overall plot, which is the story of Christ at work in and through his witnesses on earth.

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Webinar Recording: Chinese Christianity in the Modern Era

In his April 7 webinar, Dr. Easten Law provided a historical overview of the different threads running through Chinese Christianity’s modern development, including themes of folk religiosity and healing, ethical living, familial belonging, and national salvation. What can these historical themes tell us about the church’s role amidst China’s current inward, nationalistic turn and how should we orient ourselves in response?

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A Positive Legacy in China

While insensitive cross-cultural work has often resulted in closed doors or deportation, sensitive and authentic cross-cultural work has time and again won over the hearts of the Chinese people.

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Chinese Christianity in the Modern Era: A Webinar

Making Sense of the Present in Light of the Past

In this webinar, Dr. Easten Law will provide a historical overview of the different threads running through Chinese Christianity’s modern development including themes of folk religiosity and healing, ethical living, familial belonging, and national salvation.

Chinese Church Voices

Following the Footprints of Early Missionaries to Yunnan (1)

Nine Christians from several cities in China traveled to Nujiang, Yunnan Province to find the places where early foreign Christians proclaimed the gospel among the Lisu. They met people who knew those early workers and found that their faith, and the faith of those still serving, continues to speak to us today.

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China’s Reforming Churches Rising to Today’s Challenges

China’s house churches have a long history of defying Western expectations, and every indication is that this history—which is about far more than numerical growth—has not yet run its course.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (Part 9)

The First Missionaries to China’s Hui

The 19th century CIM pioneers teach us about patience, the need to focus on one people group, and the role of suffering. Later innovators like Harris teach us the value of contextualizing our language and lifestyle.

Chinese Church Voices

A Historic Church in Fujian Province Restored

The Mingdao Church in Fuzhou, with its long, rich history, is undergoing restoration. This post gives an update on that restoration.

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The Pilgrim Principle

Remembering Andrew Walls

While Walls identified strongly with the church in Africa, where he served as a missionary from 1957 to 1966, his scope was global. His reframing of Christian history brings a much-needed perspective to the stories we often tell about God’s mission in the world, including in China.

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China and the True Jesus

A Book Review

A fascinating look at the history of a little-known, indigenous church group in China.